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  • Among "Schools with < 200 Students", view the boarding schools with the oldest founding date (2020).
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  • Note that the definition of "founding date" may differ slightly from school to school (e.g., whether it selects the year the school first received its charter or the year it first admitted students - regardless, the differences between the two are often small).

Oldest Founding Date (2020)

Among Schools with < 200 Students (out of 95 schools)

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  • Boarding School Year Founded Grades Location
  • 1.Rank: #1
    1744
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410)658-9279
  • 2.Rank: #2
    1796
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845)462-4200
  • 3.Rank: #3
    Bridgton Academy
    Bridgton Academy Photo - Our Humanities Center is one of two academic buildings on campus, and the hub for our academic administration, Focused Academic Coaching, Academic Support, and the Marcella/Sands Lecture Hall.
    All-Boys 
    1808
    Grades: 11-12, PG
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME 04057
    (207)647-3322
  • 4.Rank: #4
    1828
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    (781)314-0806
  • 5.Rank: #5
    1831
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    3042 College St.
    AustinburgOH 44010
    (440)275-2811
  • 6.Rank: #6
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - Completed in 2012, Dixon Hall is our state-of-the-art academic building. The technology-rich facility features the Taft Lecture Hall, the Coleman World Languages and Cultures Center, and a Center for Learning and Teaching.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1832
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    (410)486-7401
  • 7.Rank: #7
    Olney Friends School
    Olney Friends School Photo - Each Wednesday, students take part in a dedicated three-hour art block with advanced art electives offered throughout the week. Recently, Olney has offered Murals, Digital Video, Impressionistic Art, Scaling and Scenery, Theater, Guitar, Native Art, Woodworking and Box Making courses.
    (Society of Friends)
    1837
    Grades: 9-12
    61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    (740)425-3655
  • 8.Rank: #8
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our oldest tradition may be forward thinking but we are anchored in many other traditions too. Roses and white dresses for commencement. Our Social & Academic Honor Code. Morning Meeting to start the day. ..
    All-Girls 
    1851
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    (716)885-6780
  • 9.Rank: #9
    1855
    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800)860-7725
  • 10.Rank: #10
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - Oldfields' campus is 130 acres located in Maryland's scenic horse country, and is close to cultural centers including Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City and only 30 minutes from the international airport, BWI.
    All-Girls 
    1867
    Grades: 8-12
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    (410)472-4800
  • 11.Rank: #11
    1869
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    (413)774-2711
  • 12.Rank: #12
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Basketball Team
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    1874
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860)822-6279
  • 13.-14.Rank: #13-14
    1878
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434)823-4805
  • 13.-14.Rank: #13-14
    Oak Hill Academy
    Oak Hill Academy Photo
    (Baptist)
    1878

    Grades: 8-12
    2635 Oak Hill Road
    Mouth of WilsonVA 24363
    (276)579-2619
  • 15.Rank: #15
    1879
    Grades: 7-12
    225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    (540)946-7706
  • 16.Rank: #16
    1883
    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    (585)567-8115
  • 17.Rank: #17
    1884
    Grades: 7-12
    1101 Genesee Street
    DelafieldWI 53018
    (800)752-2338
  • 18.Rank: #18
    1886
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    (603)444-2928
  • 19.Rank: #19
    Subiaco Academy
    Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Students with Father Cassian
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1887
    Grades: 7-12
    405 North Subiaco Avenue
    SubiacoAR 72865
    (479)422-9775
  • 20.Rank: #20
    The Kiski School
    The Kiski School Photo - Kiski's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) class.
    All-Boys 
    1888
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
    (724)639-8035
  • 21.-23.Rank: #21-23
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School rests on 350 rolling acres in the Northern Berkshires in New York. Hoosac believes that the individual student is the centerpiece of their education. We structure our academic programs to suit the strengths and passions of each student, helping them to reach their full potential.
    (Episcopal)
    1889
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518)686-7331
  • 21.-23.Rank: #21-23
    1889

    Grades: 8-12
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    (845)534-3710
  • 21.-23.Rank: #21-23
    St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - Our outstanding music department provides classroom instruction in music theory, music history, and musical experiences. Students are also welcome to play in the marching band and take private piano or guitar lessons.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1889

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    (714)772-1363
  • 24.Rank: #24
    1890
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    (319)519-1856
  • 25.Rank: #25
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Whether you ve been riding your whole life or have always wanted to you can find a place in our program. The Chatham Hall campus is home to more than 30 horses, three teaching arenas, a permanent Hunter Trials course, and plenty of trails. We teach hunt seat the Modern Forward Riding System with an emphasis on horse and rider
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1894
    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434)432-5516
  • 26.Rank: #26
    1897
    Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day)
    Route de Belfort 10
    PorrentruySwitzerland 2900
    +41 32 466 11 57
  • 27.Rank: #27
    1898
    Grades: 6-12
    174 Ward Circle
    Camp HillAL 36850
    (256)675-6260
  • 28.Rank: #28
    1899
    Grades: 5-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540)459-2167
  • 29.-30.Rank: #29-30
    Freeman Academy
    Freeman Academy Photo - Freeman Academy - Faith-inspired learning for LIFE
    (Christian)
    1901
    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
    FreemanSD 57029
    (605)925-4237
  • 29.-30.Rank: #29-30
    Hillside School
    Hillside School Photo
    All-Boys 
    1901

    Grades: 4-9
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    (508)485-3483
  • 31.Rank: #31
    1904
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    (631)686-1600
  • 32.Rank: #32
    1905
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-3382
  • 33.-35.Rank: #33-35
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1909
    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    (434)985-2811
  • 33.-35.Rank: #33-35
    Hargrave Military Academy
    Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    1909

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    (800)432-2480
  • 33.-35.Rank: #33-35
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1909

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd.
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    (203)577-4521
  • 36.Rank: #36
    1910
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    93 Camp School Road
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-3451
  • 37.Rank: #37
    Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Foxcroft School House
    All-Girls 
    1914
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    22407 Foxhound Lane
    MiddleburgVA 20117
    (540)687-4340
  • 38.Rank: #38
    St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic waterfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1921
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    (804)443-3357
  • 39.Rank: #39
    1924
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA 91108
  • 40.-41.Rank: #40-41
    1928
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    291 South Street
    WilliamstownMA 01267
    (413)458-3919
  • 40.-41.Rank: #40-41
    1928

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1 Rock Point Road
    BurlingtonVT 05408
    (802)863-1104
  • 42.Rank: #42
    1929
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    (928)632-7601
  • 43.-44.Rank: #43-44
    1932
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    (518)794-6006
  • 43.-44.Rank: #43-44
    1932

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8 / 5100 Figueroa Mountain Road
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805)688-5114
  • 45.Rank: #45
    1934
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    Dorfstrasse
    6085 Hasliberg GoldernSwitzerland 6085
    41339729292
  • 46.Rank: #46
    1935
    Grades: 9-12
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    (603)563-7075
  • 47.Rank: #47
    1938
    Grades: 4-9
    4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-9329
  • 48.-50.Rank: #48-50
    1946
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-4343
  • 48.-50.Rank: #48-50
    The Phelps School
    The Phelps School Photo - There is strong school spirit at Phelps. Many boys participate in various sports, playing in the Tri County Independent School League.
    All-Boys 
    1946

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    (610)644-1754
  • 48.-50.Rank: #48-50
    1946

    Grades: 7-12
    4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint LouisMO 63127
    (314)843-4151
  • 51.-52.Rank: #51-52
    1948
    Grades: 3-12
    28 Patey Circle
    RindgeNH 03461
    (603)899-3325
  • 51.-52.Rank: #51-52
    1948

    Grades: 9-12
    3511 Verde Valley School Road
    SedonaAZ 86351
    (928)284-2272
  • 53.Rank: #53
    1949
    Grades: 9-12
    4 Lustre High Circle
    LustreMT 59225
    (406)392-5735
  • 54.Rank: #54
    1950
    Grades: 1-8
    128 Oakland Farm Way
    TroyVA 22974
    (434)293-9059
  • 55.Rank: #55
    1951
    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    400 Sunshine Drive
    MillerSD 57362
    (605)853-3071
  • 56.Rank: #56
    1953
    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 57.Rank: #57
    1956
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    (860)927-0047
  • 58.-59.Rank: #58-59
    1957
    Grades: 9-12
    5430 Torrance Blvd
    TorranceCA 90503
  • 58.-59.Rank: #58-59
    1957

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    42605 RCR 36
    Steamboat SpringsCO 80487
    (970)879-1350
  • 60.Rank: #60
    1959
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770)394-8177
  • 61.Rank: #61
    1961
    Grades: 5-12
    1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    (321)723-3211
  • 62.Rank: #62
    St. Thomas More School
    St. Thomas More School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1962
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    45 Cottage Road
    OakdaleCT 06370
    (860)823-3861
  • 63.Rank: #63
    La Lumiere School
    La Lumiere School Photo - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. Mission: At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
    (Catholic)
    1963
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6801 N. Wilhelm Road
    La PorteIN 46350
    (219)326-7450
  • 64.-65.Rank: #64-65
    1966
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    (207)443-7101
  • 64.-65.Rank: #64-65
    1966

    Grades: 6-12
    22000 Hwy 27
    Lake WalesFL 33859
    (863)676-6091
  • 66.Rank: #66
    1968
    Grades: 9-12
    6544 Murray Lane
    BrentwoodTN 37027
    (615)507-3173
  • 67.Rank: #67
    1970
    Grades: 9-12
    615 East Marquette Woods Road
    St. JosephMI 49085
    (269)429-7861
  • 68.Rank: #68
    1972
    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
    FairfieldIA 52556
    (641)472-9400
  • 69.Rank: #69
    1975
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    454 Academy Drive
    DurangoCO 81301
    (970)247-5898
  • 70.-72.Rank: #70-72
    1978
    Grades: 6-12
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-4545
  • 70.-72.Rank: #70-72
    1978

    Grades: 5-12
    6727 South Chippawa Rd
    Wellandport, OntarioCanada 12345
    (905)386-6203
  • 70.-72.Rank: #70-72
    1978

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    (530)583-9393
  • 73.Rank: #73
    1986
    Grades: 9-12
    41 W Santa Clara St.
    ArcadiaCA 91007
    (626)623-6339
  • 74.-75.Rank: #74-75
    1988
    Grades: 7-12
    PO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    (828)456-3435
  • 74.-75.Rank: #74-75
    1988

    Grades: 11-11
    485 Chewonki Neck Road
    WiscassetME 04578
    (207)882-7323
  • 76.Rank: #76
    1989
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    59550 East Highway 26
    SandyOR 97055
    (503)622-8931
  • 77.Rank: #77
    1994
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    45 Waterloo Street South
    Stratford, ONCanada L0R1B
    (519)272-1900
  • 78.-79.Rank: #78-79
    1995
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    via Cavour 13
    Lanciano (CH)Italy 66034
    +39 0872 714969
  • 78.-79.Rank: #78-79
    1995

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    505 Spring Street
    Friday HarborWA 98250
    (360)378-6393
  • 80.Rank: #80
    1999
    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    (530)596-3343
  • 81.-83.Rank: #81-83
    2002
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    280 King Street East
    BrockvilleCanada K6V1E2
    (613)341-9330
  • 81.-83.Rank: #81-83
    2002

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    2 Valleywood Drive
    MarkhamCanada L3R8H3
    (905)477-4999
  • 83.-84.Rank: #83-84
    2005
    Grades: 11-12
    Pullens Lane Headington
    OxfordUnited Kingdom ox3 0da
    9144956028
  • 84.-85.Rank: #84-85
    2007
    Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
    HauulaHI 96717
    (808)670-1909
  • 85.-86.Rank: #85-86
    2008
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    333 Ocean Road
    NarragansettRI 02882
    (401)788-0800
  • 86.-87.Rank: #86-87
    2009
    Grades: 10-12
    1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    (646)504-6924
  • 87.-88.Rank: #87-88
    2011
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1 Ames Hill Drive
    SpringfieldMA 01105
    (413)237-4427
  • 88.-89.Rank: #88-89
    2012
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    118 Main Street East, Merrickville, Ontario
    MerrickvilleCanada K0G1N
    (613)269-2064
  • 89.-91.Rank: #89-91
    2014
    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Port Arthur Road
    LadysmithWI 54848
    (715)532-0201
  • 89.-91.Rank: #89-91
    2014

    Grades: 6-12
    315 South Grove Avenue
    OwatonnaMN 55060
    (507)214-2200
  • 91.-92.Rank: #91-92
    2015
    Grades: 11-12, PG
    International (on a Tall Ship)
    BernSwitzerland 3007
    +47 479 04 180
  • 92.-94.Rank: #92-94
    2017
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    W10085 Pike Plains Road
    DunbarWI 54119
    (715)324-6900
  • 92.-94.Rank: #92-94
    2017

    Grades: 6-9
    253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    (860)767-0848
  • 94.-96.Rank: #94-96
    The G2 Academy
    The G2 Academy Photo - The G2 Academy - Girls only, junior golf boarding program - Own your future
    All-Girls 
    2018
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    132 Good Hope Road
    BlufftonSC 29910
    (843)400-3015
  • 94.-96.Rank: #94-96
    2018

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    4000 Connecticut Ave NW
    WashingtonDC 20008
    (202)417-3615

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